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10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 319: Wrapping up the World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 318: Playoff Listener Emails and a Fix for the Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: Backs Against the Wall: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and History
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Mike Gianella

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 317: How World Series Game Five Was Won (and Lost)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 316: The Wild Weekend in World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap (The Managerial Moves Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Cardinals
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Craig Goldstein

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 315: Discussing World Series Game Two
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 314: Comparing Perceptions of World Series Game One
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 312: The World Series Preview Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Game Last
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Joe Sheehan

10-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 311: The Postseason Mythbusters Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Recap: Cardinals 9, Dodgers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Recap: Red Sox 5, Tigers 2
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Zachary Levine

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Six Preview: Tigers at Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Preview: Dodgers at Cardinals
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Ben Carsley

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 310: ALCS Game 5/Leveraging Clayton Kershaw
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 309: ALCS Game 4, NLCS Game 5, and More Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Five Recap: Dodgers 6, Cardinals 4
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Ben Lindbergh

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Recap: Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2
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Ben Lindbergh

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 308: Playoff Banter Plus Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-16

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The Lineup Card: 11 Postseason Ads, Slogans, and Theme Songs That Are Still Stuck in Our Heads
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Baseball Prospectus

10-16

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Baseball Therapy: Did Big Papi’s Big Home Run Give Boston the Big Mo?
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Russell A. Carleton

10-16

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Comeback Kings
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Jay Jaffe

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: Advance Scouting Series Compilation (UPDATED)
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Baseball Prospectus

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Recap: Red Sox 1, Tigers 0
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Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Three Recap: Dodgers 3, Cardinals 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 307: The NLCS Unpredictability Episode
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Preview: Cardinals at Dodgers
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Bret Sayre

10-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 306: The ALCS Discussion Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-14

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The BP Wayback Machine: New Ways to Spell Relief
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Baseball Therapy: Does Postseason Experience Really Matter?
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Russell A. Carleton

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Two Recap: Cardinals 1, Dodgers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game One Recap: Tigers 1, Red Sox 0
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Zachary Levine

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game One Recap: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2
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Ben Lindbergh

10-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 305: Reevaluating Verlander/More Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Tigers vs. Red Sox
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Daniel Rathman

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Five Recap: Tigers 3, Athletics 0
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Paul Sporer

10-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 303: Picking Playoff Narratives
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-09

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The Lineup Card: 8 Memorable Manager Decisions in the Playoffs
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Baseball Prospectus

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Recap: Tigers 8, A's 6
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Sam Miller

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October 18, 2013 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Preview: Dodgers at Cardinals

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Ben Carsley

Can Los Angeles stay alive?

Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw) vs. Cardinals (Michael Wacha) – 8:30 PM EST

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Ben and Sam talk about ALCS Game 5, then discuss how the Dodgers could get the most NLCS value out of Clayton Kershaw.

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Ben and Sam talk about ALCS Game 4 and NLCS Game 5, then answer listener emails about sabermetrics and strikeouts.

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The Dodgers hit homers and take a step toward Game Seven.

“An element that was big in the first series against the Braves has finally returned here in the NLCS: the long ball,” Ernie Johnson said to Don Mattingly during the between-innings interview segment managers must love.

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How the Cardinals got within one win of the World Series.

Matt Holliday hit a long home run on Tuesday night. According to Home Run Tracker, it traveled 423 feet, which made it the fourth-longest homer hit since the postseason started.

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Ben and Sam discuss the latest action in a pitching-dominated postseason, then answer emails about power outages, platoon splits, and more.

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For good reasons or bad, these playoff jingles have proven tough to forget.

1. We Are Family
The 1979 World Series is the first one I can really remember at all. That’s largely because it had a theme song. I knew the tune by Sister Sledge, which was co-written by R&B legend Nile Rodgers. It was very popular, having gone to no. 1 on the R&B charts and no. 2 on the pop charts that year. When the Pirates—really paterfamilias Willie Stargell, who also doled out those gold stars (excuse to link to image of Kent Tekulve) and maybe also amphetamines—adopted it as their theme song, I guess I just assumed all championship teams had one. From what I can recall, though, it didn’t happen again until the 2005 White Sox latched onto Journey’s warhorse “Don’t Stop Believin’,” but that song didn’t have the same zeitgeist feel—it was released in 1981, much closer temporally to the “We Are Family” Pirates than Ozzie Guillen’s White Sox. In any case, its associations aren’t exclusive, as any Sopranos fan can tell you.

If one of the remaining teams in the post-season takes on a theme song this month, I’m hoping they choose one of the tracks off of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, preferably “Get Lucky.” The song was a ballpark staple all summer, but that’s not the only reason I hope it’s chosen. It’s also because “Get Lucky” was co-written by Nile Rodgers. —Adam Sobsey


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Putting momentum to the test.

Last night, the Tigers and Red Sox faced off in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. It was the first meeting between the teams since the Red Sox tied up the series at one game apiece after trailing 5-1 going into the eighth inning. In case your short-term memory isn’t so good lately, that was the game where David Ortiz, a man who has had great troubles in the past during key situations, did this:

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The history of playoff comebacks from 3-1 deficits.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

The Dodgers trail the Cardinals 3-1 in the NLCS, with Game Five scheduled for tonight. Jay Jaffe looked at some past outcomes for teams trailing 3-1 in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Prospectus Hit and Run" column on October 15, 2008.

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The BP Prospect Team bring you advanced scouting reports for the 2013 playoffs.

Throughout the past two weeks, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect team have been writing detailed reports on key players to enhance your enjoyment of the MLB playoffs. Below is every published report in a single post.

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October 16, 2013 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Recap: Red Sox 1, Tigers 0

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Sam Miller

The Red Sox can't hit. The Tigers can't win.

Guess the MLB.com headline!

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Momentum is only good as the next day's starting pitcher. Specifically, the worse one.

The Dodgers dropped back-to-back starts by Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw on September 7 and 8. The Cardinals squandered 11 regular-season starts by Adam Wainwright. So it’s not as if what we’ve seen over the first three games of this NLCS has been without precedent.

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